25 days in Namibia Itinerary

25 days in Namibia Itinerary

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25 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
9
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Get a sense of the local culture at Christuskirche and National Museum of Namibia. Take a break from the city and head to Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, and stroll through Zoo Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Windhoek road trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

2
nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Dune 7 and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Before you visit Walvis Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Windhoek to Walvis Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

4
nights
Swakopmund

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Zeila Shipwreck. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund planner .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Zeila Shipwreck
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Damaraland attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. When traveling from Swakopmund in May, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Damaraland: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo road trip app .

Getting from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in May, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach.

Plan my day in Luderitz using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

Plan a trip to Ais-Ais easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Take a break from the city and head to Big Daddy Dune and Namib Desert. Take a break from Sesriem with a short trip to Dune 45 Sossusvlei in Sossusvlei, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. There's more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ais-Ais to Sesriem by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

3
nights
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Sesriem to Etosha National Park in 11.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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